livestock systems

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on livestock systems. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to livestock systems. See ILRI research on other subjects

A newly published study analysed socioecological assessment technologies to establish how scientific socio-ecological assessments promote science-policy-practice and how scientific choices can simplify complex sociological relationships with implications for science-policy-practice Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2017
In 2015–2016, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners revealed extraordinary findings that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cattle in Kenya maybe up to 10 times lower than previous estimates, clearly making the case for improving Africa-specific understanding of GHG emissions to develop better-targeted climate change mitigation and adaption strategies. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2017
Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Dec/2016
In this guest post, originally published by Farming First, Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the
 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), takes a closer look at livestock’s impact on the environment, and what is being done to manage its environmental 'hoofprint'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
No mean feat: Putting reindeer and goat and chicken (and parts thereof) on Christmas tables in the Arctic and Africa. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
To help track progress on countries’ mitigation pledges for Paris Agreement, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) facilitated a science-policy dialogue on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of mitigation in the livestock sector on 7 November at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Dec/2016
Tom Randolph, who has served as director of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish for the last five years, has been newly appointed director of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-food Systems, which begins operations in Jan 2017 (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
Under the livestock component of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program, ILRI is implementing a three – tier train – a – trainer model to train veterinarians and community disease reporters on the symptoms of prevalent livestock diseases. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Nov/2016
On 13 October 2016, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the National Land Commission (NLC) in Kenya signed an agreement to initiate collaboration between the two institutions on land use planning and rangeland management. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
The Policy Round Table of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), meeting in Rome on 17 Oct 2016, discussed the report on Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition: What Roles for Livestock? The report had been launched on 1 July in Rome and is now available in all of the UN languages. The Plenary Session of the Committee endorsed a set of recommendations, drafted during preliminary negotiations led by Ambassador Yaya Olaniran (Nigeria). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016

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Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator - FtF, AVCD
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant I
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Paul Maina Mwangi
Field Coordinator - FtF, AVCD

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People working on livestock systems

Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator - FtF, AVCD
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant I

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